Castilla y León, in the northwest of the peninsula, is not one of Spain's most popular destinations, so much so that its gorgeous and immense cathedral is known as the “beautiful and unknown”. As the regional hymn of Palencia says, you will find here mountains, valleys, plains and meadows, that will make nature-lovers fall in love with the diversity of this place.
Tierra de Campos is witness of the quiet, tranquility of this province, away from the frenzy of urban, city life. And the truth is that, little by little, this province has grown to become one of the main destinations for visitors who come looking for a place to do rural tourism in Palencia.
One of the reasons for this, is the capital, where the shapes and colours of the local architecture never fail to charm art-lovers. You will find many examples of medieval art in Castillos, and a peaceful retreat in the visigoth temple in San Juan de los Baños.
Although it might seem a problem, or a relief to some, those who intend to hiking to the Pisuerga or join walking a part of the pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago will feel completely new once they try the delicious typical roast dishes prepared in a wood-fired oven. And to those who would like to know a thing or two about architecture, you will find here the largest collection of historic buildings built in the Romanesque style, in Europe.
And if you think you will like the capital, then you will be completely mesmerised by its surroundings, such as the National Park of Fuentes Carrionas, where bears and Romanesque art live. It is also the familiar homely air in here, that has made this province an ideal destination for hundreds of tourists who have chosen this as the destination of their rural stay. So, are you coming too?